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James Egan

James’ practice has seen him instructed across the full range of Chambers’ commercial and chancery work.  He has a wealth of advocacy experience and has been instructed to represent clients in the County Court (small claims, fast track, and multi-track) as well as on High Court matters (trials and in the applications’ list). James’s practice includes the following areas:

  • Trusts, inheritance and probate matters
  • Corporate and personal insolvency matters
  • Corporate and commercial disputes
  • Business rates disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Possession actions
  • Property disputes (including trusts, proprietary estoppel, TOLATA 1996 and, between engaged couples, section 37 of the Matrimonial Proceedings & Property Act 1970)

James has also been instructed in a number of sensitive cases involving vulnerable parties with mental capacity issues. He is therefore familiar with the procedures set out in Part 21 of the Civil Procedure Rules and/or the Insolvency Rules 12.23-12.25.

James has also given seminars across the country on private client and property work and has been praised as “very impressive”.

James achieved a Double First-Class Honours in Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge, where he was awarded several scholarships for his performance in examinations.

Private Client: Non-Contentious

James also has extensive experience in non-contentious matters relating to trusts, estates and associated taxation. His recent experience includes:

  • Advising upon intestacy distributions where the Deceased had been adopted prior to the Adoption & Children Act 2002 coming into force;
  • Advising upon the reimbursing of expenses incurred by beneficiaries on behalf of the Estate;
  • Advising upon the construction and rectification of wills and trusts;
  • Advising the landlord of a residential property on terminating a long residential lease where the Deceased had died with no known next of kin or personal representatives;
  • Advising upon non-charitable purpose trusts;
  • Advising upon the applicable perpetuity period;
  • Advising upon entitlement to assets upon the failure of a trust;
  • Drafting Deeds of Variation;
  • Drafting Deeds of Assent;
  • Drafting Deeds of Disclaimer;
  • Drafting Deeds of Appointment.

Qualifications


  • MA, Downing College, University of Cambridge (2018)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), BPP University (2015)
  • BA Law (Double First Class), Downing College, University of Cambridge (2014)

Associations & Memberships


  • Contentious Trusts Association (‘ConTrA’)

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Awards


James has been awarded several academic prizes for academic performance including:

  • Hubert Greenland Pupillage Award, 2015 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Buchanan Prize, 2015 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Graduating Scholar, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Senior Harris Scholarship, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Platt Prize for Especial Distinction in University & College Examinations, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Clifford Chance CJ Hampson Prize 20 June 2014
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, 2014 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Excellence Award, 2014 – BPP Law School
  • James William Squire Scholarship, 2013 – Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, 2013 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Harris Scholarship, 2013 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Seton-Cavendish Award – Downing College, University of Cambridge

James Egan is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is regulated by the Bar Standards Board [Bar Ref 66449] and governed by the Conduct Rules of the Bar of England and Wales. He is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/078] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the cover provided. He is registered for VAT under the reference 256487860.

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